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Game 26 (ODAC QF) • W&L (13-12, 9-11) vs. No. 5 Randolph-Macon (23-1, 20-0) • Salem, Va. • February 24, 2005 • 12:30 pm

#12 Louisa Feve, Jr., G/F, 5-9 13.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.7 apg, 2.0 spg
#24 Bethany Dannelly, Sr., G, 5-4 6.0 ppg, 5.1 apg, 3.2 rpg, 2.7 spg
#30 Amanda Kane, Fr., F, 5-10 6.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.2 spg
#32 Jessica Hunsinger, So., C, 6-0 13.4 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.7 bpg
#34 Kristen Krouchick, Fr., G/F, 5-9 13.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.6 spg

#10 Sarah Otey, So., G, 5-7 0.8 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 0.8 apg
#20 Emily Wolff, Fr., G/F, 5-9 2.1 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.7 apg
#22 Emily Barker, Sr., F/C, 5-11 5.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 0.8 spg
#42 Hayley James, Fr., F, 5-10 3.2 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.1 spg
#43 Georgia Gilroy, Fr., F/C, 5-11 1.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.4 spg
#44 Kat Michaels, Fr., G, 5-4 0.6 ppg, 0.3 rpg
#45 Jenna Thorne, Fr., G/F, 5-8 0.8 ppg, 0.5 rpg

Mandy King (Southern Maine ’98) is in her second season as head women's basketball coach at W&L. She posted a 9-17 record in her first year at the helm and has a career record of 22-29. King's first season resulted in a six-game improvement over the previous campaign and included a bid to the ODAC Postseason Tournament. Under her direction, two players earned All-ODAC honors and another finished second in the balloting for the conference rookie of the year award. Dean’na Mitchelson (Virginia ’02) is in her first season as assistant women’s basketball coach at W&L. Prior to her arrival, Mitchelson served as head women’s basketball coach at Robert E. Lee High School during the 2003-04 season. Mitchelson captained the women’s basketball team at the University of Virginia where she was a four-year letterwinner.

Randolph-Macon head coach Carroll LaHaye has posted a 347-248 career record and a 219-87 mark in the ODAC in her 23 seasons at the helm of the Yellow Jackets. This season, LaHaye has led Randolph-Macon to a No. 5 national ranking and a No. 1 ranking in the NCAA Division III South Region. She is assisted by Ana Litton, who was an assistant at Washington and Lee from 1998-2000.

Today marks the 25th meeting between Washington and Lee and Randolph-Macon. The Yellow Jackets lead the all-time series, 20-4, and have won the last seven meetings. This season, Randolph-Macon won 69-56 at R-MC on Dec. 4 and 73-61 at W&L on Jan. 13.

LAST TIME OUT (2/19/05):
Freshman forward Kristen Krouchick connected on a three-point play with 24 seconds remaining to lift Washington and Lee past Emory & Henry, 54-53, on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center. The Generals held a 47-36 lead with 9:37 remaining in the second half, but the Wasps went on a 15-2 run to take a 51-49 lead with 2:09 left. W&L tied the score at 51-51 on a pair of free throws by senior guard Bethany Dannelly at the 1:52 mark. E&H retook the lead at 53-51 with 39 seconds left on a jumper by senior guard Amy Hensley, which set up Krouchick’s game-tying layup and winning free throw. The Wasps had two chances to win the game, but one shot was blocked and the other rimmed out with two seconds remaining. The first half saw the two teams exchange the lead nine times. The Wasps led 23-21 with 7:43 remaining in the half, but the Generals went on a 13-2 spurt to close out the stanza and head into halftime with a 34-25 advantage. W&L was led by junior guard Louisa Feve, who poured in a game-high 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and collected four steals. Krouchick finished with 10 points and four rebounds, while sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger had nine points, eight rebounds and a game-high four blocks. She is now second all-time at W&L with 94 career blocks.

Junior guard Megan Silva scored 29 points to lead Randolph-Macon to a 69-56 win over Washington and Lee. The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 38-27 halftime lead, only to see the Generals climb to within three-points (52-49) with 7:40 remaining in the game. However, R-MC closed the game on a 17-7 run to take the 13-point victory. W&L shot just 29.5 percent from the field and hit just 19-of-32 free throws during the contest. Additionally, the Generals hit only 1-of-10 three-point attempts, while R-MC held a 49-38 advantage on the boards. The Generals were led by freshman forward Kristen Krouchick, who notched a career-high 21 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger posted 18 points and 12 rebounds. Silva’s 29-point, three-steal effort paced the Yellow Jackets. Sophomore guard Salem Shaffer posted 14 points, six rebounds and six assists, while junior center Michelle Orton added 10 points and 12 rebounds.


Randolph-Macon outscored Washington and Lee 47-30 in the second half to defeat the Generals, 73-61. The first half was closely contested as there were 10 ties and neither team held a lead larger than four points until the Yellow Jackets took a 26-21 lead with 5:30 remaining in the first half. The Generals responded with a 10-0 run to close the half and take a 31-26 advantage into halftime. Randolph-Macon then opened the second half on a 15-5 run to take a 41-36 lead with 16:23 remaining in the game. W&L pulled to within two points at 51-49 with 7:27 left, but the Yellow Jackets steadily pulled away for the 12-point win. The Yellow Jackets were 18-for-30 (.600) in the second half, while the Generals were just 10-for-26 (.390). W&L was led by freshman forward Kristen Krouchick, who scored a team-high 15 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Senior forward Emily Barker notched 12 points and nine rebounds and dished out a career-best four assists. Senior guard Bethany Dannelly tallied nine points, five rebounds, and handed out a team-high seven assists. Junior guard Megan Silva led Randolph-Macon with game-highs of 18 points and eight assists, while junior forward Michelle Orton had 16 points on 8-for-9 shooting and hauled in six rebounds.

The eighth-seeded Washington and Lee women’s basketball team used a 14-2 run late in the second half to pull within 62-61 of top-seeded Eastern Mennonite, but came up short as the Generals fell, 64-61, to the Royals in the opening round of the ODAC Tournament. With 8:50 remaining, EMU held a 60-41 lead over W&L, but saw that lead slowly evaporate over the next 7:06. Guard Louisa Feve started the Generals’ comeback bid with a pair of foul shots at 8:34, while forward Emily Barker drained a three-pointer at 7:59 to cut the Royals’ lead to 60-52. Eastern Mennonite ended its scoreless streak when forward Regina Sours scored a layup at 6:59, but guard Sarah Otey answered for the Generals with a triple at 6:34 to pull W&L back to within 62-55. W&L continued its scoring drive as center Jessica Hunsinger scored back-to-back layups at 4:38 and 3:20, and forward Sarah Michaels added a bucket at 1:44 to set the score at 62-61. The Generals would get no closer, however, as the go-ahead triple attempt from Barker fell short with five seconds remaining and EMU gained the ball and a trip to the foul line with 1.3 seconds on the clock. Guard Carrie Grandstaff sank a pair of foul shots to set the final score at 64-61. Michaels led the Generals with a game-high 27 points and added 10 rebounds, while Hunsinger scored 11 points, blocked four shots and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds. Otey and Barker both scored eight points on the afternoon.

Randolph-Macon finished the regular season with a 23-1 overall record and a perfect 20-0 mark in the ODAC. They became the first team to ever post a 20-0 mark in ODAC play. The Yellow Jackets are currently ranked No. 5 in the nation and No. 1 in the NCAA Division III South Region. R-MC closed out the regular season with an 82-73 win over Hollins University on Sunday afternoon. The Yellow Jackets led 21-11 at the 14:30 mark of the first half, but Hollins went on a 20-9 run to take a 31-30 lead with 7:12 left in the opening half. R-MC closed out the half on a 13-7 spurt to take a 43-38 lead into the break and it wouldn’t trail in the second half. The Yellow Jackets had three players record a double-double, led by junior guard Megan Silva, who scored a game-high 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Junior center Michelle Orton notched 13 points and 10 rebounds, while sophomore guard Salem Shaffer talled 11 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Silva leads the team in scoring (19.9 ppg), assists (5.5 apg), steals (3.7 spg) and three-point percentage (.464, 13-for-28). Orton contributes 11.3 points and a team-best 7.3 rebounds per game, while Shaffer notches 10.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game.

W&L has played seven ODAC Tournament games in its 11 years of eligibility for the postseason tournament. The Generals have compiled an all-time record of 1-6 and are 0-2 against Randolph-Macon in the ODAC Tournament. W&L lost to R-MC, 56-36 in the 1999 ODAC Tournament semifinals and 78-49 in the 1998 ODAC Tournament quarterfinals. The following is a breakdown of how W&L has fared against members of the ODAC in the tournament:

Guilford (0-1) Randolph-Macon (0-2) Emory & Henry (0-1)
Roanoke (0-1) Virginia Wesleyan (1-0) Eastern Mennonite (0-1)

Several players from W&L were ranked among the conference leaders at the end of the season. Below is a list of those who were ranked in the Top-10:

Points per game: Kristen Krouchick (13.6 ppg), 8th; Jessica Hunsinger (13.4 ppg), 9th; Louisa Feve (13.3 ppg), 10th
Rebounds per game: Jessica Hunsinger (9.2 rpg), 2nd
Offensive Rebounds per game: Jessica Hunsinger (3.8 orpg), 2nd
Defensive Rebounds per game: Jessica Hunsinger (5.4 drpg), 5th
Field Goal percentage: Kristen Krouchick (.511), 3rd; Jessica Hunsinger (.457), 9th
Free Throw percentage: Bethany Dannelly (.817), 2nd
Assists per game: Bethany Dannelly (5.1 apg), 2nd; Louisa Feve (3.7 apg), 6th
Steals per game: Bethany Dannelly (2.7), 2nd
Blocked shots: Jessica Hunsinger (1.7 bpg), 3rd
Three-pointers per game: Louisa Feve (1.7 made/game), 6th
Assists/Turnover Ratio: Bethany Dannelly (1.18), 5th; Louisa Feve (0.98), 7th

RECORD BREAKERS: A few of the Generals on this year’s squad have made their names a permanent part of the Washington and Lee women’s basketball record book. Below is a list of where some of the current players rank in school history.

Points in a career: Louisa Feve (992), 5th - needs eight more points become 5th player in W&L history to surpass 1,000 point plateau
Assists in a game: Bethany Dannelly (11 vs. Lynchburg, 11/16/02), 1st
Assists in a season: Bethany Dannelly (152, 2001-02 season), 1st
Assists in a career: Bethany Dannelly (450), 1st
Steals in a season: Bethany Dannelly (67, 2004-05), 2nd - need four more steals to tie single-season record of 71
Steals in a career: Bethany Dannelly (196), 1st
Blocks in a game: Jessica Hunsinger (8 vs. Emory & Henry, 12/3/03), 1st
Blocks in a season: Jessica Hunsinger (51, 2003-04), 4th
Blocks in a career: Jessica Hunsinger (94), 2nd; Emily Barker (70), 5th
Three-pointers made in a season: Louisa Feve (43, 2004-05), 1st
Three-pointers made in a career: Louisa Feve (114), 1st

Sophomore center Jessica Hunsinger is having a stellar season for the Generals this year. She is averaging 13.4 points, a team-high 9.2 rebounds, and a team-best 1.7 blocks per game. Hunsinger has also posted 10 double-doubles this season and has 24 double-doubles in 51 career games. She has scored at least 20 points in four games and has led or tied for the team lead in rebounding in 17 of the 25 games this year. Hunsinger tied a career-high with 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in a 66-41 win over Hollins on Jan. 8 and notched 17 points and pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds in a 71-55 win over Southern Virginia on Jan. 21.

Senior guard Bethany Dannelly has run the Generals’ offensive attack at a high level, while playing her usual solid defense. She leads the team in assists (5.1 spg), steals (2.7 spg), minutes (34.0 mpg), and free throw percentage (.817, 58-for-71). Dannelly also chips in 6.0 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. Dannelly tied her career-high with 14 points at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Feb. 5 and pulled down a career-high tying eight rebounds in a 56-54 win over Guilford on Dec. 9. She has also handed out at least eight assists in a game on eight different occasions. Dannelly handed out nine assists in a 65-60 win over R-MWC on Jan. 16 and in a 69-66 loss to Emory & Henry on Jan. 25.

Junior guard Louisa Feve is having another outstanding season for the Generals. She is averaging 13.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists, and 2.0 steals per game and set the W&L single-season record with 43 made three-pointers. She needs to score just eight more points to become the fifth General to surpass the 1,000 point plateau. Feve has led or tied for the team lead in scoring in nine games this season. She has scored in double figures in 19 games and scored 21 points in an 80-68 loss at Virginia Wesleyan on Dec. 5 and in a 69-55 win over Lynchburg on Feb. 6.

Freshman forwards Kristen Krouchick and Amanda Kane have both made an immediate impact on the court for W&L this season. Krouchick averages 13.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game, while shooting a team-best 51.1 percent from the field. Kane contributes 6.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game. Krouchick has scored in double figures in 15 games, including a career-high 21 points in a 69-56 loss at Randolph-Macon on Dec. 4. Kane has scored in double digits on seven occasions, including a career-best 16 points in the 69-66 loss at Emory & Henry.

Out of the 11 teams in the league, only eight qualified to participate in the conference tourney. Below is a breakdown of the tournament bracket and schedule. The tournament champion will receive the ODAC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championships.

Game #1: Thursday, February 24, 12:30 pm
No. 1 Randolph-Macon (23-1, 20-0) vs. No. 8 Washington and Lee (13-12, 9-11)
Game #2: Thursday, February 24, 2:30 pm
No. 4 Emory & Henry (15-10, 12-8) vs. No. 5 Eastern Mennonite (16-9, 12-8)
Game #3: Thursday, February 24, 6:00 pm
No. 2 Bridgewater (20-5, 15-5) vs. No. 7 Guilford (11-14, 9-11)
Game #4: Thursday, February 24, 8:00 pm
No. 3 Roanoke (18-7, 13-7) vs. No. 6 Virginia Wesleyan (12-13, 10-10)

Game #5: Friday, February 25, 1:00 pm
Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner
Game #6: Friday, February 25, 3:00 pm
Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner

Game #7: Saturday, February 26, 2:00 pm
Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner


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